Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin found that bathing 1-2 hours before bedtime in water of about 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit can significantly improve your sleep.

UT Austin researchers have discovered a method and model to facilitate the growth of blood vessels using powerful human induced pluripotent stem cells, which will advance the field of regenerative medicine.

The laboratory of Jeanne Stachowiak, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has received a new four-year R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. The focus of the grant is to study protein networks and their role in driving traffic within cells.

Mentoring an astronaut, serving as a department chair of two UT Austin engineering departments, and having his research used as expert testimony in the infamous 1998 McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit are just three unique accomplishments that showcase the wide and varied impact of Kenneth Diller’s career in education and research.

The leading cause of death in Texas is heart disease, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, accounting for more than 45,000 deaths statewide in 2017. A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines — a technology that has changed little in almost a century.

Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, pediatrics, surgery and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and an expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been elected as a foreign member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Katie Goodfellow, originally from Katy, Texas, received her bachelor’s of science in engineering this spring and was honored with undergraduate student leadership awards from both the Cockrell School of Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering. She tells us about how volunteer service enriched her UT Austin experience and gives advice for incoming students.

The University of Texas at Austin granted 104 bachelor's, 8 master's, and 20 doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering at spring commencement on May 24, 2019. View photos from the BME Graduation Reception

Jenny Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School's Department of Oncology has been named a National Academy of Medicine Energing Leader in Health and Medicine. 

Zhifeng Jing, a graduate student working in Pengyu Ren’s lab, recently received a University Graduate Continuing Fellowship for 2019-2020.